Finance Director

Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh
12 Feb 2019
17 Feb 2019
Job role
Finance director

Change Recruitment Group have been retained by an Edinburgh based SME in their search for a Finance Director. The organisation have gone through a period of considerable investment, growth and change over the last couple of years. The Group has set out its strategic growth plans for the next 3yrs which will deliver a forecasted turnover in excess of £30m.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who would like to be involved in a fast growing business. This is a role identified due to the growth and plans for the business, tailored to a commercially astute / minded individual who comes from a strong track record of delivering optimum financial performance across a Group of companies.

Summary of key accountabilities and responsibilities:

· Lead and develop a Finance team of 9
· Overall control of the Group’s accounting function, monthly management reporting and financial controls
· Work with each business unit and budget holder to manage the annual budget process
· Challenge and evaluate business unit submissions
· Understand and review business profit forecasts, challenging the business on forecast assumptions and provide re-forecasts to the CEO
· Oversee the Group’s weekly, monthly and annual cash management
· Responsible for the Group’s secretarial duties for all the Group’s legal entities
· Ensure the Group’s financial systems are robust, compliant and support current activities and future growth
· Maintenance of appropriate insurance arrangements for the Group
· Overall responsibility for the audit of all legal requirements across the Group
· Ensure the Group has an optimal taxation structure for CT and VAT
· Presenting and driving a high level of data analysis, supporting the Group’s growth and development plans

As a member of the Board, you will report to the CEO, with regular interaction with a wide range of senior stakeholders across the Group, both internally and externally.

In order to be deemed suitable and be considered for the role, applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Fully Qualified Accountant (CA, ACCA or CIMA) - minimum of 7yrs PQE
· Hold considerable experience of leading a multifunction Finance team
· Experience working for a similar sized business / Group
· Ability to manage and influence senior stakeholders
· Will gain immediate respect from peers and seniors
· Extensive budgeting, forecasting and financial planning background
· Come from a strong Group background

If this may be an opening of interest to you, please submit an application at the earliest opportunity and we can schedule a follow up call.

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